HOPE — Sidney Giles threw a five-hitter, and Hauser kept pace in the Mid-Hoosier Conference softball race with an 8-3 win against Knightstown on Friday night.
“We haven’t necessarily played bad all year,” Hauser coach Craig Sims said. “Our defense has played well enough to win every ballgame, but our pitching has struggled. Sidney did a nice job tonight. I’m hoping this can carry over.”
Leslie Sims went 3 for 4, and Giles went 2 for 3 for the Jets (10-9, 6-1). Erynn Shaw and Ali Hoover each had two RBIs.
“With the schedule we play, I’m not disappointed being 10-9,” Craig Sims said.
Braves no-hit Jets
GREENWOOD — Edinburgh was no-hit by Indian Creek pitcher Brittney Dugan in a 10-0, six-inning loss in the Johnson County Tournament at Center Grove.
Bailey Woodall took the loss for the Lancers, who fell to 6-10.
Panthers rout Cubs
MADISON — Jennings County scored seven times in the third inning and went on to post a 9-2 win against Madison in the third-place game of the Hoosier Hills Conference Tournament.
Lane Staples went 2 for 4, and Sam Miller went 2 for 5 for the Panthers. Sam Morris had three RBIs, and Conner Byram added two RBIs.
Jacob Wingate threw a six-hitter for Jennings.
Jennings edges Madison
NORTH VERNON — Jennings County pulled out two three-set wins to edge Madison 3-2 in the Hoosier Hills Conference Tournament.
Avis McGovern beat Riley Boone 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 singles, and Kristen Nottingham downed Cara Walker 6-1, 6-3 at No. 3 singles for the Panthers. Cassie Leach and Hailee Harmon (JC) topped Hannah and Emma Staicer 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 at No. 2 doubles.
Amy Gasper fell to Anna Bruns 6-1, 6-4 at No. 1 singles. Brittany Lykins and Elaine Lykins lost to Annie Marsh and Maddie Robinson 1-6, 7-6, 7-6 at No. 1 doubles.
Seymour takes third
NEW ALBANY — Seymour played without injured No. 1 singles player Marley Vehslage but still claimed a 3-0 rain-shortened win against New Albany in the HHC third-place match.
The Owls’ Kennedy Richart beat Megha Dhanaphal 6-4, 6-2 at No. 3 singles. Karen Dringenburg and Emma Wood downed Ashley Fulmer and Racquel Burch 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles, and Payton Warren and Lindsey Hume topped Haley Young and Rachel Johnson 6-3, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.
Hallie Crenshaw was leading Lauren Hoffer 6-1, 6-6 (6-5 in the tiebreaker) when play was halted by rain. Megan Baurle was trailing Anne Marie Mattox 7-5, 5-5.